We had pre-booked and pre-paid to stay at the West Cliff Inn for two nights whilst attending a friend's wedding in a nearby hotel. All I can say is 'never again!!!' The room was small and cramped, although I had previously read that rooms were small. Rooms were not that clean, although the linen was. However, when I investigated the mattress it was far from clean!!! We were directly above the bar and on the main road. When we arrived at 5pm we could hear a couple arguing in the room opposite, At 5am the argument was still ongoing! The noise from the road outside was dreadful, with clubbers passing by shouting abuse. Whenever anyone went to the toilet in the surrounding rooms you could hear everything. The man next door obviously had no problems sleeping as his snoring was quite apparent in our room. By 5am we had had enough having had no sleep whatsoever!!! needless to say I was on my phone booking a room in another hotel, for our second nights stay, far, far away from this dump - in fact this 'hotel' had more of a hostel feel to it. By 8.30am we had packed our bags, checked out and escaped from our nightmare. In fact when we handed the key in, the receptionist wasn't even aware that we should have been there for two nights, I was so pleased to be leaving that I didn't even stop to inform them of our dreadful night and that we had lost our money for the second nights stay. Had I been staying at this hotel alone, I would have been scared to go onto the corrider at night to go and complain at reception due to the variuos arguments taking place outside our door and in surrounding rooms. This whole experience spoilt what should have been a pleasant weekend in Bournemouth. Thankfully the next B&B couldnt have been more hospitable and allowed us to check in at 9am the following morning!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The West Cliff Inn is totally refurbished three-star hotel in Bournemouth. The hotel is situated in the prime west cliff area, within short walking distance to the beach as well as the town centre, shopping and the BIC, which makes it a perfect location both for leisure and business guests. We believe that the strategic position, our decent contemporary style rooms - which is quite a unique feature in the West Cliff area, as well as our friendly and helpful staff, can make your stay as enjoyable and comfortable as you expect. The hotel comprises of 42 en-suite rooms with a wide range of types and sizes to cater for your needs. Our rooms are decorated in a simple contemporary style using soft, neutral tones and attractive fabrics. Each room is equipped with 32" LCD free-view television, central heating, tea/ coffee making facilities, ironing facilities, hair-dryer. You can choose between three types of rooms, depending on the comfort you are looking for:• Our standard rooms are good sized rooms, perfect for couples.• However, if you are just looking for a place to stay overnight or are on a tight budget, you can go for an economy room which is slightly smaller. These are also suitable for single occupancy. We can also offer you a range of rooms depending on how many you are - we have single, double, and family rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- West Cliff Hotel Bournemouth